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Southeastern United States has the highest forest disturbance rate in the world – The U.S. is the world’s leading producer of wood pulp, timber and wood pellets. Wood pellets provide 60% of Europe’s “renewable energy” and is 50% more carbon intensive than coal. We are burning forests to power electric cars. But wait a second, those cars won’t be driving on roads made of hemp, America needs $4,000,000,000,000 worth of new infrastructure to support the underpinnings for this “green economy”, and that’s a lot of CO2. Decoupling growth from emissions is impossible. It’s a shell game, something we are truly good at.

Wood Energy Is Not Low-Carbon

Scientists fear new EU rules may ‘hide’ forest carbon loss

All That Online Shopping Has Cardboard Consequences

Graffiti estimated to cause 5,000 tons VOC emissions nationwide

Imperiled Atlantic salmon decline worsens

The botanists’ work of saving the last samples of dying species – Quartz

If you want to know what climate change feels like, you’re going to find out this summer

Scientists documented massive melt event on the surface of Antarctica

The Worrying Decline of Colorado River

Spate of nuclear power plant closures could be start of full-fledged crisis

Russia’s Rosneft discovers vast new oil deposit on Arctic shelf

Downing of Syrian plane ‘act of aggression’ & ‘support for terrorists’ – Moscow

Chicago creating paramilitary occupying force

The smarter the home, the more online risks you face

When AP Spreads #Fakenews – A Forensic Appraisal

Afghanistan: It’s Too Late

India’s wells are running dry, fast – The Conversation

White House Officials Push for Widening War in Syria Over Pentagon Objections

Starbucks cups are not recyclable, 4 billion go to landfill each year – Treehugger

How climate change is fueling an increase in mice and ticks, and fears of Lyme disease

America’s infrastructure report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers – $4 trillion by 2025 is needed. All this infrastructure means massive emissions costs to provide the groundwork for even more emissions. This is the same amount we spend on wars for oil and gas pipelines.

  • Aviation: D
  • Bridges: C+
  • Dams: D
  • Drinking Water: D
  • Energy: D+
  • Hazardous Waste: D+
  • Inland Waterways: D
  • Levees: D
  • Parks and Recreation: D+
  • Ports: C+
  • Rail: B
  • Roads: D
  • Schools: D
  • Solid Waste: C+
  • Transit: D-
  • Wastewater: D+

 

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